The 'Melies d' Or'
December 1996 and January 1997
The 'Melies d' Or' prize for Fantastic Film will be presented on
the evening of December 17th at the Kinepolis theatre in
Brussels, Belgium after a press-screening of the three finalists
in competition: Raoul Servais' Taxandria (Belgium), Alex de la
Iglesia's El Dia de la Bestia (Spain), and van Esteban
Ibarrexte's Solo se Muere Dos Veces (Spain). These three have
already been chosen previously at four other festivals from among
33 finalists by having won the 'Melies d'Argent' prize for Best
European Fantastic Film. Now the decision must be made by an
international jury for the winner of the big prize. Also a
reminder that the fantastic festival of the Fantastic Film in
Brussels will be on our doorsteps again within a few months.
Always a celebration to keep your eyes open for.
The 'Melies d' Or' prize for Fantastic Film was awarded during
December by a jury in Brussels under the chairmanship of Marie
Helene Melies to Alex de la Iglesia's El Dia de la Bestia
The 15th Annual Brussels International Festival of Fantasy,
Thriller & Science-Fiction Films will take place this year from
the 7th to the 22nd of March. (It's so much easier to say Cinema
Fantastique, but I guess there are still those uninitiated to the
term.) One of the many illustrious visitors, Terry Gilliam, had
this to say of a previous festival: 'Thank you for providing a
strong floor to support the crowds - we have lost Festival crowds
before - also ..... consider the possibility of more Brown Fat
Next Year.' Further info via FAX 322+201.14.69 in Brussels.
The Netherlands Film Museum is about to begin a retrospective of
Valentino films. Quelle sheik!
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